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a huge week for the country in transition. for the first time since july, president-elect donald trump will hold a news conference. at least he promises to. some of the cabinet nominees face confirmation hearings in the senate and then the wake of the intelligence report that said vladimir putin of russia tried to hack into the american election season. a record setting night at the golden globes, but the big
headline, not about the statues, not about the shows, but what one winner had to say about the president-elect. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. it is monday, january 9th. christine romans is sick this morning. tweet her get well messages. this chance of meryl streep appearing at the inauguration appear to be dwindling. we will get to the overnight fa face-off with the hollywood royalty and politics in a bit. for the first time since july, trump has promised to hold a news conference. he says it will happen this week. he said it would happen in december to disentangle his businesses from his political aspirations. we have hearings for the president-elect's cabinet nominees. those begin this week. we have new questions about what
a president trump would do about the intelligence report linking russia to the hacking. he got the briefing. he acknowledges there was hacking but russia, but not just russia and blames the democrats for being hacked. >> if you read the statement and follow the briefing on friday, he makes clear that russia, china and others have attempted to attack different government institutions and businesses and individuals and organizations over series of time. he mentioned the democratic national convention. he made clear. mr. clapper and his testimony made clear that any attempt or aspiration to influence our elections failed. they were not successful in doing that. >> let's get the latest on the transition interefrom ryan nobl. >> reporter: this is a week filled answering tough questions, including the president-elect. donald trump will hold his official press conference since
winning the election on wednesday. he is expected to outline how he will remove himself from the business empire and any conflict of interest. also facing the heat, cab neat nominees. a group of picks will appear before senate committees for public hearings. some have not filed the necessary paper work with the independent office of ethics. that has democrats concerned, but republicans argue it is part of the process. >> all of the procedure complaints are related to the frustration of not only losing the white house, but senate. we need to grow up and get past that. we need the national security team in place on day one and papers are still coming in. i'm optimistic that we will be able to get up to receive especial seven nominees on day one.
>> reporter: trump's pick sessions and kelly are up first. lots of hearings this week for cabinet nominees. jeff sessions and john kelly on tuesday. then cia director and education director. on thursday, general james mattis. as for the paper work questions, the head of the government office on ethics has written that his staff is under new pressure to rush through vetting. the trump team has pushed back and saying it is lamenting some politicizing the process. mitch mcconnell told cbs the nominees and recent history over
assurances on russia. >> i remember george w. bush having the same hope. my suspicion is these hopes will be dashed quickly. >> russian lawmakers greeted the intelligence reports on election hacking with scorn. the unclassified version offered assurances and confidence, but not hard evidence. let's get the latest on this. let's bring in jill dougherty. jill, i don't think we expected the kremlin to stand up and say, yeah, we did it. we hacked the u.s. election, but the response here notable. >> reporter: john, that's pretty obvious. i think if you were to boil it down, basically the reaction has been a big yawn saying what's new? where is the evidence? and the other thing is a big
laugh. on social media, russian social media, there is mocking this report and if you look at the response from russian television, which we have been watching this morning, they are having story after story about how the information contained in the report about r.t. was out of date. they are correct much of the information was from 2012. they are saying nothing new and mocking it. i will point out one tweet by the member of parliament. he said the democratic process if the u.s. was undermined not by russia, but by the obama administration and the media who supported clinton against trump. the threat to democracy is inside the u.s. more of the hard edge of this. i don't think, john, it is in the interest to get too much response from the government here. after all, they want to forget
about obama and ignore him and concentrate on the new president. >> and president-elect donald trump issued a number of kind tweets about russia after the report. i think the feeling is mutual. jill, thank you. the incoming trump administration is refusing to bring up a timeline over obamacare. this is kellyanne conway with jake tapper. >> he is committed to replacing obamacare with something that actually is affordable and accessible and allows you to buy insurance over state lines. it really depends what the piece of legislation is. what does it look like. >> kentucky senator rand paul say he and the president-elect see eye to eye on it. he fully supports my plan to replace obamacare. the same day we repeal it. the time to act is now.
cnn investigation has found strong evidence a top trump employee plagiarized a report in 2012. monica crowley's book "what the bleep just happened" finds more than 50 examples of coping from news articles and think tanks. a spokesperson for harper collins offered no comment. the publisher is looking into the matter. trump's son-in-law jared kushner is assured that the president-elect did not really believe some of his own more outrageous claims. a birther conspiracy that became the issue to the lawn unch of h campaign. the new york times reporting
that kushner had a meeting with a chinese businessman after the election to close an investment in cukushner's real estate company. he will too begin to divest in his business interests. the inauguration will happen in a couple weeks. donald trump is removing long time announcer charles brockman. the 89-year-old has been the voice of the parade for 11 presidents dating back to dwight d. eisenhower. he said he was heart broken and destroyed when he got word he was replaced. he says he is taking the high road. >> i want him to do good. as opposed to i hope he fouls up. we want charlie back. no. i don't want that at all. i'm thinking, you know what charlie brotman? you are one lucky son of a gun.
>> a spokesperson for the trump transition said brotman will be honored at the parade as announcer chairman emeretus. president obama is expected to make a final pitch to save the affordable care act and the administration put the economy on track after the financial crisis. we will learn the series of admonishments or warnings that will be aimed at donald trump. one programming note. a cnn town hall event. former presidential candidate bernie sanders takes questions from the audience about the incoming administration and the future of the democratic party. chris cuomo will be the moderator from george washington university. it is at 9:00 only on cnn. the golden globes were
handed out overnight. it is not the winners getting all the buzz this morning. instead, the spotlight is on the speech from meryl streep as she accepted the cecil b. demille lifetime award. >> there was a performance this year that stunned me. it sank its hooks in my heart. not because it was good. it was -- there's nothing good about it. it was effective and it did its job. it made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. it was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. someone he out ranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. it -- it kind of broke my heart when i saw it.
i still can't get it out of my head. it wasn't in a movie. it was real life. and this instinct to humiliate when it's modelled by someone in the public platform. it filters down into everybody's life. it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. disrespect invites disrespect. violence incites violence. when the powerful use positions to bully, we all lose. >> meryl streep was talking about trump. some people called mocking of the times reporter which happened last year. donald trump did an interview overnight where he denied he was mocking the reporter. something he denied over time. you should watch the video and judge for yourself. he said streep was a big supporter of monte carhillary c.
spoke on her behalf. this is a feud that will be much discussed over the course of the day. as for the actual statues that were warded. the big winner "la la land." won seven golden globes. emma stone and ryan gosling won for best actor and actress. "moonlight" won and casey affleck won for "manchester by the sea." and as for television. "the people versus o.j. simpson" was a big winner. "the crown" won two. jimmy fallon found out what it is like to live without a teleprompter. he still managed to make jokes about donald trump. he opened with this is the golden globes. one of the few places left where america honors the popular vote.
the gunman who opened fire in the ft. lauderdale-hollywood airport makes his first court appearance today. video released by tmz shows the terrifying moments in the baggage claim. the man in blue walking on left. you see him pull out the pistol. he loaded the gun in the bathroom stall and shot the first people he saw aiming at their heads. one mother who survived the attack recounted the ordeal. >> i looked for a place to hide. unfortunately, there wasn't a place. i saw a smartcart and i went on the other side of that and laid
down. then basically climbed on top of me and told me i will protect you and just brought me comfort during the most terrifying experience of my life. wasn't sure if i was going to live or die. >> we have information about the shooter. the 26-year-old was a security guard in alaska. he served nine years in the national guard. he told one family member he returned a changed man. he told fbi officials in november his mind was controlled by cia. his gun was taken away, but a month later he got the gun back and used the same gun to carry out the shooting. the gunman confessed to the attack. we are not sure why he targeted the ft. lauderdale airport. he faces three charges. fiat chrysler is making a big investment in two u.s. facto factories. fiat chrysler will pour $1
billion in two plants. one in ohio and one in michigan. the factories will produce suvs and pickup trucks. the president-elect has not exactly targeted fiat chrysler in the crusade against automakers. this could be a proactive move bit compa by the company. chrysler has nearly 13,000 workers in the u.s. all of those are significantly fewer than the number of workers they have here in the united states. wild card weekend in the nfl. four games. aaron rodgers and the packers now crushed the giants. there's a hail mary. oh, oh, he had a hail mary at the end of the first half. we robbed you. the other game was a blowout. steelers crushed the dolphins.
pittsburgh plays kansas city next week. seahawks play the follow calcon. the raiders will play the new england patriots next saturday night. a terror attack against the israeli defense forces. now officials considering new tactics for dealing with suspected terrorists. we are live in jerusalem next. you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans,
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and wounding ten others. prime minister benjamin netanyahu told reporters the attacker he believes may be an isis sysympathizer. let's bring in oren liebermann. >> reporter: it will be a day of sadness across israel as the four killed in attack. three women and one man killed here. they will be laid to rest today. the police look into the back ground of the attacker he. 28-year-old from jerusalem. a neighborhood a short distance away from the attack. five family members were arrested as they continue the investigation. was this a lone wolf attack or a bigger play. was it spur of the moment? that is the focus of the investigation at this point. prime minister benjamin netanyahu visiting the scene of the attack after it happened. from what they understand, they have information the attacker is
an isis supporter or isis system practice pies sympathizer. to combat that, the israelis have done a few things which is cracking down on incitement on social media. then just yesterday, israelis officials will consider detention against isis supporters or isis sympathizers. those who support isis are held without charged or trial for six months in an attempt to stop the spread. it is not a big phenomena here. this is an effort to try to stop the spread of it. it is not just in israel interest, but to make sure there is no foothold of isis growing here. that is the thought moving
forward after the attack. john. >> loss of four soldiers. oren liebermann, thank you. mexican authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of the u.s. consulate official. the suspect is american. investigators say a motive for the shooting is unknown. government officials expect the suspect to be extradited to the united states. iran mourning the former president. rafsanjani. he died after suffering a heart attack. rafsanjani served two terms from 1989 to 1997. he remained a political figure in iran. he was expected to play a key role in selecting the next supreme leader. queen elizabeth out in public for the first time in a long time. since she fell ill a month ago. she was spotted attending church
with her grandchildren. the queen had not been seen in public since december 9th. reportedly suffering a cold to cause her to miss christmas day and new year's day church services. donald trump is facing the wrath of hollywood. he was the prime target at the golden globes. including one standout speech. the face-off that everyone is talking about this morning. that is next.
hollywood's leading actress and her sharp words for the president-elect. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. 30 minutes after the hour. christine romans is off this morning. it is doubtful that meryl streep will be singing or acting or doing anything at the inauguration. also dress shops in washington, you cannot get a dress if you want one. we will explain in a moment. it that's do wihas to do with t overnight face-off with hollywood and donald trump. for the first time in months, donald trump will hold a news conference. he said he would have one if december, but he canceled that. we will see if we get the explanation on that this week. we have hearings for the president-elect's cabinet nominees and what a president trump will do or not do about the russians hacking into the
election year. he acknowledges there was hacking by russia, but not just russia. he continues to blame the democrats for even being hacked. >> statement and followed the briefing on friday. he makes very clear that russia, china and others have attempted to attack different government institutions and businesses and individuals and organizations over a series of time. he mentioned the democratic national committee. he made clear on thursday, mr. clapper, that any attempt, any aspiration to influence our election failed. were not successful. >> let's get the latest in the transition from ryan nobles. >> reporter: this will be a week filled with important people related to the donald trump transition answering tough questions, including the president-elect. donald trump will hold first official press conference since winning the election on wednesday. he is expected to outline how he will remove himself from global
business empire and potential related conflicts. also facing the heat, cab neat no, ma' cabinet nominees. some of them have not filed the necessary paper work with the independent office of government ethics. that has democrats concerned, but republicans like mitch mcconnell argue it is part of the process. >> all of these little procedural complaints are related to the frustration at having not only lost the white house, but senate. i understand that. we need to sort of grow up and get past that. we need to have the president's national security team in place on day one and papers are still coming in and i'm optimistic that we will get up to seven nominees on day one just like we did eight years ago. >> reporter: the first two hearings on tuesday. jeff sessions and the department of homeland security john kelly. the press conference for trump
takes place wednesday in new york city. lots of hearings for cabinet nominees. jeff sessions and john kelly on tuesday. on wednesday, rex tillerson up for secretary of state. elaine chao. then betsy devos and then general james mattis in the armed services committee. he has been tapped to lead up the pent gonagopentagon. as for paper work, his staff is under undo pressure to rush through the nominee vetting process. the trump team pushed back in a statement says the transition is running smoothly and some have chosen to politicize the process. senate majority leader mcconnell talked about the
russian hacking and assurances. >> i don't think it is all new for a new president wanting to get along with russia. i remember george w. bush with the same hopes. >> russian lawmakers greeted the intelligence report on hacking with open scorn. tweets focused on the fact that the unclassified version of the report offered assurances and confidence, but not hard evidence. let's get more on the russian view with jill dougherty. cnn's former moscow bureau chief. the mocking tone from russian officials over this intelligence report. >> reporter: yes, there was one tweet we were looking at by the member of the parliament. he said the mountain gave birth to a mouse. that's about the reaction on social media that you are
getting. saying there is no proof. it is a very thin report. what information in there is in there is old. basically let's forget about it. from president putin, nothing so far. it was a very big holiday here. russian or t russian orthodox christmas. we are waiting to see if his representative says anything today. john, it is not in their interest to say a lot. because what they want to do is set the grounds for the next president and basically say all the bad stuff happened under the existing president. president obama. the russians want a good relationship as president trump, incoming, wants too. i think they are hedging their bets hoping donald trump will give what he said he would give
during the campaign. >> donald trump over the weekend issuing great praise once again for russia saying he wants a strong relationship with russia after january 20th. both sides seem to want a more friendly situation. jill dougherty, thank you. the incoming donald trump administration talking about replacing obamacare. this is what kellyanne conway told jake tapper. >> he is committed to replacing obamacare with something affordable and allows you to buy insurance over state lines. it really depends what the piece of legislation is. what does it look like. >> kentucky senator rand paul claim he and the president-elect see eye to eye on the affordable care act. he fully supports my plan to replace obamacare. the time to act is now. cnn investigation has found
strong evidence that the top trump appointee plagiarized a large section of her book. monica crowley's book "what the bleep just happened" finds more than 50 examples of coping of news articles. she has not returned our request for comment. a spokesperson for harper collins offered no comment. the publisher is looking into the matter. donald trump's son-in-law jared kushner assured that the president-elect did not really believe more of the outrageous claims, including the birther conspiracy which launched trump political career. the new york times reporting that cukushner had a meeting afr
the election with a chinese businessman. kushner's lawyer will divest from his business interests. we do not know whether or not trump is divesting from business interests. donald trump is ending a 60 year tradition at the parade. he is removing long time announcer charles brotman. the 89-year-old has been the voice for 11 presidents. says he was heart broken and destroyed when he got the word he was being replaced. he is taking the high road. >> i want him to do good. as opposed to boy, i hope he fouls up. we want charlie back. no. i don't want that at all. i'm thinking you know what, charlie brotman? you are one lucky son of a gun. >> a spokesperson for the
transition team said brotman will be honored at the parade. president obama delivers his farewell address. he does that tuesday night. he is expected to make a final pitch to save the affordable care act and make the case that the administration put the economy back on track after the financial crisis of 2008. we are told that the outgoing president is offering a series of admonishments or warnings that are indirectly or clearly aimed at president-elect donald trump. one programming note. a cnn town hall event. vermont senator and former candidate bernie sanders takes questions from the live studio audience about the administration and the future of the democratic party. chris cuomo will moderate at george washington university. this is tonight at 9:00 eastern. only on cnn. all right. this is what everyone is talking about this morning. the golden globes.
they are talking about the movies, but what is getting buzz is meryl streep. the speech she gave when she accepted the lifetime achievement award. she took direct aim at president-elect donald trump although she did not mention his name. >> there was one performance this year that stunned me. it sank its hooks in my heart. not because it was good. it was -- there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job. it made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. it was the moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. someone he out ranked in privilege and power and capacity to fight back. it kind of broke my heart when i saw it. i still can't get it out of my
head. it wasn't in a movie. it was real life. and this instinct to humiliate when when he it's modelled by someone in the public platform and powerful. it filters down into everyone's life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. disrespect invites disrespect. violence incites violencement when the powerful use positions to bully, we all lose. >> this is what streep was talking about here. talking about the new york times reporter who has some disabilities. now donald trump overnight after meryl streep said what she said. he said i was not mocking anyone. he said he was calling a question to a reporter who got nervous because he changed his story. people said i kept mocking the
disability as if others and meryl streep could read my mind. trump noted that meryl streep was a big supporter of hillary clinton. so there is that feud going on anew this morning. as for the awards. big night for "la la land." winning seven awards. emma stone and ryan gosling got best actress and actor. "moonlight" the best film. casey affleck won for "manchester by the sea." isabelle huppert won and "the people versus o.j. simpson." "the crown" picked up two golden globes. jimmy fallon endured life without a teleprompter. he managed to take shots at the
president-elect. he opened with this is the golden globes. one of the few places left where america still honors the popular vote. friday's deadly airport shooting at ft. lauderdale caught on video. the moments people go running for cover. that's next. blue-emu maximum arthritis cream. beat the pain and enjoy life.
killing five and wounding six others makes the first court appearance today. the video released by tmz shows the gunman in blue there walking casually. he pulled out the pistol and shooting begins. he shot the first people he saw aiming at their heads. one mother who survived the attack recounted the ordeal. >> i looked for a place to hide. there wasn't a place. i saw a smartcart and i went on the other side of that and just laid down. a man basically climbed on top of me and told me i will protect you and it just brought me comfort during the most terrifying experience of my life. >> we have new information about the shooter. the 26-year-old was a security guard in alaska. he served nine years in the national guard. one tour in iraq.
his aunt told cnn he returned a changed man. in november, he told fbi officials his mind was controlled bit cia. authorities took away his gun and ordered a mental health evaluation. a month later, he got the gun back and used that gun in the shooting. it is not clear why he targeted the ft. lauderdale airport. he faces three charges with the possibility of the death penalty. fiat chrysler is making investments in the u.s. fiat chrysler will pour $1 billion in two plants. one in michigan and one in iooh. the factories will produce suvs and pickup trucks. one will be the jeep wagoneer. my father drove one of those briefly. got about minus ten miles per gallon of gas. it was a fun, big car.
a favorite among jeep fans. especially if you love wood panelling. suv sales have soared thanks to cheap gas prices. the president-elect has not targeted fiat chrysler. this could be proactive to show the company's commitment to u.s. workers. extreme weather hit both coasts this weekend. it turned deadly in california. northern and central california are dealing with intense flooding, mudslides, rock slides and downed trees and power lines. it closed i-80 over the sierra mountains. highway 50 has reopened. the flood closed yosemite val y valley. no word on when the roads will reopen yet. for more on this and the cold snap here in the east, let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. pedram. >> good morning, john. the atmosphere is rich with moisture this morning coming out of the hawaiian islands.
classic pineapple express with a lot of snowfall across the higher elevations and rainfall over the next 24 to 48 hours. the wintry weather initiated in the southeast. snow accumulations left in northern georgia on into the carolinas. still plenty cold to support more snowshowers across green bay this morning. eventually working out to detroit later in the morning hours. working out to the carolinas. parts of north carolina still underneath a winter weather watch here in place with the hazardous travel conditions. in northern florida, the teens and central florida with windchills. it shows you how far south the cold air penetrated. ft. myers feels like 38. in namiami, feels like the 40s. quick moderate temperatures in atlanta warm to the 70s. st. louis not too bad by mid
week. 62 degrees. john. pedram, thank you. wild card weekend in the nfl. four games. none close. aaron rodgers led green bay packers to a 38-13 win. the first half, aaron rodgers doing what he does best. a hail mary to end the first half. that is ridiculous. ridiculous. so the packers beat the giants. they play the cowboys next weekend. the other game, the steelers crushed the dolphins, 30-12. miami dolphins favorite of a certain cnn executive. they play kansas city next week. the seahawks play the falcons next. texans defeated the raiders. houston goes to new england to play the new england patriots and tom brady. we will get a check on cnn money stream next.
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this morning, israel government is considering new tactics to fight terrorism. one day after a man in a truck plowed into soldiers killing four and wounding ten others. prime minister benjamin netanyahu told reporters the attacker may have been an isis sympathizer. let's go to jerusalem and bring in oren liebermann. oren, this is a moment of tragedy and political flashpoint. >> reporter: a day of morning across israel. four soldiers, three women and one man, laid to rest in jerusalem and across israel. as for the investigation, the 28-year-old palestinian was shot and killed in the attack. shortly afterwards is when the investigation began. police blocked off the neighborhood where this
happened. police and security forces remain on high alert. nine suspects have been arrested. five of them family members of the attacker. one includes the attacker's father, brother and cities afsi. was this attacker alone or part of a bigger web? that is part of the investigation. prime minister benjamin netanyahu visited the attack a few hours after it happened, he said the attacker, truck driver here was an isis sympathizer. this is not a new phenomena. the focus here is making sure the popularity of isis doesn't spread. israelis officials said that is something they have seen among palestinians. israelis are trying to crackdown on social media and propagation of social media and hate messages.
that is one effort. now israelis officials will consider using administrative detention to hold without charge or trial for six months. that is in an attempt to stop the spread of the popularity of isis. >> oren liebermann for us in jerusalem. thank you so much. a new provocation from north korea that it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at anytime. pyongyang said it responded to quote growing vicious threats of nuclear war by the united states. queen elizabeth out in public for the first time in a long time. spotted attending church with the duke and duchess of cambridge. she got sick and had not been seen since december 9th. suffering from a cold to cause her to miss christmas day and
new year's service. time for the cnn money stream. global stocks are trading mixed. dow futures are close to 20,000 mark on friday. just one-third of a point away. the dow will need 37 points to cross that milestone today. the big question on wall street this week, will we see a positive trump effect on corporate earnings? analysts expected profits to rise 3% overall in the third quarter. big banks will announce this week. all of those stocks have soared since donald trump won the electio election. investors like his lower taxes and less regulation. mcdonald's is selling off most of the business in china in a deal worth $2.1 billion. the chinese financial company is taking the majority stake and run operations in mainland china and hong kong.
mcdonald's will hold the remaining 20%. mcdonald's ceo says the partners will bring a new understanding in the chinese market. the owners still stay in place. "early start" continues right now. a week of epic proportions in the transition. new conference from donald trump. we are promised. cabinet nominees ready to face the senate and facing questions on the election season hack. all the buzz this morning. the golden globes. not the movies, but that woman right there. one of the great actresses on earth takes direct aim at the president-elect. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. it is monday, january 9th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. christine romans not feeling so well